Feast Day

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Assumption of the Virgin Mary, fresco painting in San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy.

What's the Assumption, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life... Read more

Mary holding Jesus.

On feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis points to Mary’s trust in God

On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to imitate Mary’s deep trust and openness to God... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St Peter's Square Jan. 10, 2016.

Our task is to make the Gospel accessible, Pope Francis says

On the Feast of the Ascension, Pope Francis said that when Jesus rose into heaven, he entrusted his Church with... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Milan on the Feast of the Annunciation of Mary on March 25, 2017.

On Annunciation, Pope says God still seeks hearts like Mary

Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation in Milan, telling mass-goers that even today God is still searching for... Read more

Icon of St. John Paul II in Santa Maria Church (Sant'Egidio community) in Rome.

John Paul II 'taught me how to be a person,' secretary recounts

Saint John Paul II’s deep love for the world and for God continues to inspire people today to draw near... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013

Pope: Presentation of Jesus joins young, old

Pope Francis’ Sunday homily reflected on the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, noting how the event shows both young... Read more

Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at an Oct. 12 vigil in St. Peter's Square.

Pope says Mary's whole existence is 'yes' to God

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis focused his Sunday Angelus message on the importance of Mary as... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013.

Pope blesses Hungarians on national feast day

Pope Francis sent a message to the president and citizens of Hungary today, praying for the nation as it celebrates... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Oct. 24, 2012 Wednesday general audience.

Pope: saints connect us with eternity, fullness of life

Pope Benedict said that the solemnity of All Saints should help people reflect on the link between the Church on... Read more